Engineering Society honours ECE faculty members for teaching excellence

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Three electrical and computer engineering faculty members are recipients of the Engineering Society's Teaching Award.

The winner of the award is Derek Wright, a lecturer in the ECE

Derek Wright
department who focuses on bringing hands-on learning to the classroom, in addition to industry exposure and independent decision making.

John Saad, a lab instructor for upper year

John Saad
nanotechnology engineering labs, is the first runner up for the award. Saad is known for translating theoretical knowledge into practical activities that help ground students' understanding of engineering concepts.

Derek Rayside, an ECE professor, was named the additional runner up for the teaching award. Rayside is known for his

Derek Rayside
passion for teaching, making himself available to students after labs and classes, and always willing to have discussions about material not covered in the curriculum. 

The Engineering Society Teaching Award was launched in the fall of 2014 to promote and celebrate professors, lecturers and lab instructors who go above and beyond for students and their learning experience. The winner and runners up are chosen for how they implement non-conventional teaching techniques, allow opportunities for experiential learning, and exemplify commitment and dedication towards ensuring academic success for their students.

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